Favorite
CGC Icon
Select
Dog Score

This dog may have restrictions (size/gender/temperament) on which types of dogs it is compatible with. There may be a higher level of management needed if going home with another dog.

unknown
Cat Score

This dog has not been observed around cats.

Child Score

This dog cannot go to a home with younger children. The age range may vary by individual dog, based on behaviors the dog has exhibited and the home setup.

Home Alone Score

This means the dog may be mostly housetrained and/or crate-trained. It may mean the dog has not been observed alone in a home for an extended period of time, but has mostly positive notes.

cursor icon

Hover over the scores to learn more!

Yoyo

APA-A-69474

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
53 lbs

Estimated Age
6 Years
4 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 1

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
53 lbs
Estimated Age
6 Years
4 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 1
Adoption Fee
$160
Share
Yoyo is a friendly people-pleaser with a wonderful disposition, and he has so much love to give. One of Yoyo's go-to moves is to put his paws on your shoulders and look lovingly into your eyes. He absolutely adores people, wants to meet everyone, and he kisses on the first date!

Second to humans, Yoyo loves his toys, especially Kongs and nylabones, and is already really good at playing fetch. This boy has some energy to burn and enjoys his walks and getting his playtime in, but he's also happy to chill with his person for a cuddle session. He may be big, but Yoyo has already decided he's a lap dog.

Yoyo is already crate-trained, loves getting baths and will hop right in on his own. After an initial burst of energy, Yoyo walks well on leash and checks in frequently to make sure he's doing the right thing. And while he's a strong dog, he gently takes treats from your hand and delicately touches you with his paw when you say "shake". He also enjoys playing with his canine pals in playgroup and could go home with a well-matched doggie sibling.

Yoyo doesn't seem to have had a great deal of training in his background, but he's showing interest in making up for lost time. He's making good progress on his house manners, and he's very treat-motivated, so he's picking up basic commands quickly. He's also in APA!'s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program where he works with a volunteer trainer several times a week toward the goal of passing the American Kennel Club's CGC test. He seems to really enjoy his training sessions and definitely benefits from having a lot of mental stimulation.

To pass the CGC test, a dog must demonstrate obedience and general reliability in real world situations. Dogs in the CGC program learn to walk nicely on leash, sit calmly when approached by strangers or another dog, how to greet people appropriately, stay in a sit or down until told "free," and come when called. Yoyo working hard to be a dog you can take anywhere with pride, and as part of APA's CGC program you can work with APA to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and get officially CGC certified for free! Check out a video about CGC: https://vimeo.com/89434193

Smart, energetic and affectionate, this handsome guy would make a wonderful addition to any number of active homes that will give him plenty of attention and exercise. In return, Yoyo promises to love you forever. Come meet this great pup!
Come meet your new best friend
Back

Requirements

Time Icon

Please plan on allowing adequate time to be matched with a dog, have relevant consultations, and complete all necessary paperwork. This can take 1-2 hours in total.

Application Icon

Fill out our adoption application and meet with an adoption counselor.

18 Icon

You must be at least 18 years of age.

Id Icon

You must show a picture ID with a current address. If this isn't available, we will accept a picture ID with a current utility bill.

Hi Icon

An APA!-conducted meet-and-greet with current household dogs is recommended for most and required for some adult dogs.

Our adoption fee varies per dog depending on age, breed, and/or medical condition(s). This fee includes:

Spay or neuter surgery (Please note that an additional $100 refundable deposit is required for all dogs who are not yet spayed or neutered.)

Heartworm test on dogs 6 months and older

Current vaccinations

Deworming treatment

Microchip

Lifetime behavior support

Accepted forms of payment include cash, debit or credit card, or money order payable to Austin Pets Alive!. Personal checks will only be accepted for surgery deposit.

Want to learn more? Visit our FAQs Page

Shop-Cat-2
Apr 19, 2019

#FundAPA For Pets Like Shop Cat

Shop Cat's heartwarming story of a senior who has survived against all odds is a glaring reminder of why we must work together to save the hundreds of vulnerable cats just like him.

See more from the blog